Sound art people, this is tonight!
Christopher Delaurenti – The new phonographers
Wed., August 12 @ 7:30pm
Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle
The composer and writer will detail the exploration and modification by artists of the venerable turntable, from record players made of cardboard (the CardTalk player and the flap-o-phone) and TinkerToys to lathe-like devices such as the Palimpsest, “Paper Record Player,” and other conceptual and so-called “Anti-Records.” The presentation includes a performance and hands-on demonstration of the flap-o-phone.
Christopher DeLaurenti is a Seattle-based composer, improvisor, and music writer. His sound work encompasses field recordings, electroacoustic and acousmatic music, text-sound scores, free-improvised low-tech electronics, and compositions for acoustic instruments. His latest album, Favorite Intermissions: Music Before and Between Beethoven-Holst-Stravinsky received accolades from The Wire magazine (“…a high-concept masterstroke by a guerrilla phonographer.”), and appeared as a Top 10 pick in Artforum. He has been heard at numerous exhibitions, concerts, and festivals most recently at the Taipei Biennial (2009), Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (2009) the Seattle Improvised Music Festival (2002 and 2008); Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts (Minneapolis, 2008); Artivistic 07 (Montreal, 2007); and the Unsafe2 Festival (Poole UK, 2006). Christopher’s music resides at delaurenti.net along with many music-related essays and articles.